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NEC NP-P401W
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NEC NPP401W Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
4000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
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Give your presentations a boost in brightness with the NEC P401W, a widescreen entry level professional installation projector loaded with eco-friendly and advanced technologies. Ideal for... More
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11 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This projector received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who decided that this 4000:1 contrast ratio data projector was superb.

Good Expert Reviews

This NEC projector received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag.

Good Product Quality

A few NEC NP-P401W reviewers who reviewed this projector concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago expert website Pcmag.com said “It delivers excellent data-image quality” in their review of this projector. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The NEC NP-P401W projector delivers a bright enough image for a mid- to large-size room, excellent data-image quality”.

NEC Has Good Projector Reviews

NEC has good average ratings for its 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other brands.

Good Sound Quality

One NEC NP-P401W owner thought it had good sound quality. Pc Mag said “Good audio” in their review of this projector.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the NP-P401W which do not support wi-Fi, the NEC NP-P401W supports wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the NEC L51W.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the NP-P401W, the NP-P401W has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the L51W, the NP-P451 ($1,451.18), or the P501X all from NEC which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NP-P401W supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). In addition, this data projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the NP-P401W.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-P401W is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

This data projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best resolution amongst all data projectors of a comparable age and type to the NP-P401W.

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of data projector.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the NP-P401W only have one HDMI ports quantity, however the NP-P401W has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Supports Four Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the NP-P401W is more than most similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago. This projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. The image formats supporteds "BMP", "GIF" and "PNG" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The NP-P401W does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the NP-P401W also do not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support full HD including the NEC P501X.

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Does Not Support 3D

The NP-P401W does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the NP-P401W also do not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D including the NEC L51W.

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Only AAC++ Audio Formats Supported

This data projector audio formats supported, which is the most commonly found audio formats supported on similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

At 30 decibels, the NP-P401W has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the NP-P401W. The noise level (economic mode)s of 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the NP-P401W range from 28dB to 39dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-P401W

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

The NP-P401W has a pretty typical projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the NP-P401W.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 36 decibels, the NEC NP-P401W has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-P401W.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the P501X (30dB and higher rated), the L51W (38dB and higher rated), or the NP-P451 ($1,451.18) (37dB and higher rated) all from NEC.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Progressive Scan Output
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Document Formats Supported
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Touchpad

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
28 April 2014

The NEC NP-P401W projector delivers a bright enough image for a mid- to large-size room, excellent data-image quality, and setup conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens...

PC Mag

Bright
Native WXGA resolution
1.7x zoom lens
Vertical lens shift
Excellent dataimage quality
No 3D capability

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $79.09
Electricity cost when on standby $55.97
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Total running cost over 5 years $135.06
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0.88T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.88 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec 12x8, nec p401, 125558-22, nec p401w, nec npp401, nec npp401w, nec 4000lumens
Barcodes 0000008.06E+11, 0008.05736E+11, 00172302797176, 00805736045468, 08057360454686

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